I recently purchased Ken Costa's book, Know Your Why. If you haven't read it already, I would strongly encourage you to do so because it is wonderful! The book is a practical guide for anyone struggling to identify their purpose or calling in life. Although I don't identify as someone struggling to identify my purpose or calling, I have found it very difficult to articulate what it is.
I know that I am meant to teach, preach, and design. The recent struggle has been how do I put all of that into practice and words?
While reading the closing paragraphs of the section on "Finding Your Passion", Costa referenced a song from Will Reagan and United Pursuit called, "Help Me Find My Own Flame." Like most millennials, when someone references an unfamiliar song, I looked it up on Spotify and played it. As I listened to the words, my own purpose and calling became less difficult to articulate.
Helping others to find their own flame is the calling on my life!
For a lot of people, the word "calling" maybe difficult to move past because of the spiritual implications. However, even if you substitute the word purpose in its place, the message remains the same (at least for me). We are all, at some point, searching for our flame. From a spiritual standpoint, God endowed each of us with unique gifts and desires. Some are more obvious than others. It is up to each of us to identify that gift, nurture it, and use it for the benefit of mankind.
Whether you are trying to identify your calling, decide which direction to take your idea/business/etc., or needing help figuring out what your purpose is, I want you to know that you are not alone! We all want to lives that have meaning. If I can be of service in helping you find your flame and make meaning of this experience, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!